Assessment of Harmonic Distortion Sources in Power Networks with Capacitor Banks
European Association for the Development of Renewable Energies, Environment and Power Quality (EA4EPQ)
Sánchez Herrera, M.R., Salmerón Revuelta, P., Pérez Litrán, S.: "Assessment of Harmonic Distortion Sources in Power Networks with Capacitor Banks". En: 11º International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality - ICREPQ, (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), 13th to 15th April, 2011)
The identification of distortion sources in a power system is a topic unsolved. The problem has a difficult solution because there are elements in the system that do not produce harmonic but amplifies the existing in the electrical network. The most common of those elements is the capacitor, very used to compensate power factor at fundamental frequency. The capacitor behaviour makes that the indices proposed up now to identify distorsion indices fail in the presence of this element. In this paper, a new one is presented: the load characterization index. Besides using an extended equivalent circuit to represent the load, this index calculates the distortion introduced by the load, evaluating, besides the current distortion at its input, the voltage distortion at its terminals. The introduction of voltage assesing makes the index suitable to identify the linear and nonlinear loads in the power system even in the presence of capacitors.
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